Matthew 5:14-16 You are like light for the

Matthew 5:14-16 You are like light for the

Matthew 5:14-16 You are like light for the whole world. A city built on a hill cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and puts it under a bowl; instead he puts it on the lampstand, where it gives light for everyone in the house.

In the same way your light must shine before people, so that they will see the good things you do and praise your Father in heaven. Lesson 1 What are my talents?

Talent What do you think of when you hear the word talent? Do you think of . . .

Talents List as many talents as you can in three minutes. Talents Bingo Circle any of the following talents on your list.

Singing Taking photos Dancing

Languages Sports Computer games

Playing a musical instrument Sciences Acting

Cooking Art Building things Gardening

Spelling Maths Reading Listening

Being kind Speaking in front of people Explaining things

to people Making people smile Telling funny jokes Being a good

friend Looking after other people Your Talents Write your name at the top of the sheet of paper.

Pass your sheet to the person next to you. At the bottom of the sheet, write down one thing that person is talented at. Fold the paper up so you cannot see what you have written. Pass the paper on to someone else in the class. That

person then looks at the name at the top of the sheet and writes down another talent of that person. Repeat until six people have each written a talent. Your Talents Return your sheet of paper to the talented person!

Read through the talents your classmates have listed. Would you have listed those talents? Your Talents Pick one of your talents. In pairs, take it in turns to interview one another about that talent.

Talents Interview

What is your talent? How did you discover your talent?

How long have you had your talent for? How often do you use it? Are you proud of your talent? Do you have a role model who shares your talent? Could you use your talent to help others?

Matthew 5:14-16 You are like light for the whole world. A city built on a hill cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and puts it under a bowl; instead he puts it on the lampstand, where it gives light for everyone in the house.

In the same way your light must shine before people, so that they will see the good things you do and praise your Father in heaven. Shine your Light Activity Sheet This Lent we will think about our talents and how we can use

our talents to make the world a better place. Write your talents in the orange box on your worksheet. Every day think How can I use my talents and shine my light to make someones day brighter? Write/ draw one thing you will do/ have done today to make someones day brighter.

Write/ draw something every day during Lent. Prayer Dear Lord, Let us shine our light for you this Lent. We all have special talents which you have given to us.

Guide us as we follow your teachings and use our talents to help others. Let us shine our light for you this Lent. Amen. Lesson 2

How have other people used their talents? Talents Who do you think are the top three most talented people in the world?

Matthew 5:14-16 You are like light for the whole world. A city built on a hill cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and puts it under a bowl; instead he puts it on the lampstand, where it gives light

for everyone in the house. In the same way your light must shine before people, so that they will see the good things you do and praise your Father in heaven. How have other people used their talents?

Read through the profiles and complete the table on p.3. 1. List that persons talents. 2. How did they shine their light and use their talents to help others? 3. Look at your list of talents. Do you share any talents

with that person? Class vote! Who do you think is/was the most talented person?

Prayer Dear Lord, Let us shine our light for you this Lent. We all have special talents which you have given to us. Guide us as we follow your teachings and use our talents to

help others. Let us shine our light for you this Lent. Amen. Lesson 3 How can I use my talents

to make the world a brighter place? 1. Peter 4:10 Every person must use for the good of

others the special gift he has received from God. Talents Look back at your list of the top three most talented people in the world.

Do you still agree with your choices? What makes someone talented? What about people who are not famous? How do people use their talents to

make the world a brighter place? Look at the following pictures and complete p.4 of your worksheet. 1. Draw a picture of that persons job in the box. 2. Write down the talents needed to do

their job. 3. Explain- how is this person shining their light? How can I use my talents to make the world a brighter place?

What job would you like to do in the future to shine your light? How can I use my talents to make the world a brighter place?

How can we shine our light this Lent? Think of three ways you can use your talents to raise money for the Catholic Childrens Society this Lent.

Prayer Dear Lord, Let us shine our light for you this Lent. We all have special talents which you have given to us. Guide us as we follow your teachings and use our talents to help others.

Let us shine our light for you this Lent. Amen.

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